MLK Shot This Day

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:01

On this precise moment, one minute after seven in the evening and fifty years ago, MLK was shot and killed. An authentic way to honor MLK is to work toward a more peaceful world to eradicate poverty and racism.

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, America faces a fundamental task

Police brutality, with community support, or at best indifference, is a daily experience for Negroes in all too many areas of the South. They live in a police state which, paradoxically, maintains itself within a democratic republic." — MLK, 1964

"As they said, he will never die as long as we mention his name." Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down at his Memphis hotel. @JBsportscaster has more on how the nation is paying tribute to MLK's legacy.

That dream that I had that day has in many points turned into a nightmare."

In this 1967 interview with @NBCNews, MLK reflected on the realities in the country in the years after his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

The full interview -> #MLK50

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, read excerpts from David Margolick’s ‘The Promise and the Dream’ in @ReutersOpinion: MLK and RFK
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